Coronavirus emergency – club closure

Following the Prime Minister’s nation-wide announcement yesterday evening, the Club will be closed completely until further notice.

To be clear, Members will not be allowed to enter the premises for any reason, even on foot.  Anyone whose car is parked at the Club should please remove it as there are no current plans to re-open the barrier to the Club.

The EDLTCC Board is actively considering the many implications of the ‘lock-down’, including financial matters, at its virtual meeting next Monday.  Further communications will follow in due course.  

For those members who have already paid their 2020/21 subscriptions, many thanks for your support, we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know about Club financing in the light of the current emergency.

For current members who have not yet registered (as the first step in the subscriptions renewal process) and who would have done so but for the Government’s announcement, we will stay in contact with you.  As soon as there is a realistic prospect of the Club re-opening, you will be advised.  To make sure we have your correct contact details, please complete the club registration form here… thank you!

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and we will get through this… stay safe!

Coronavirus update – Max Tennis School coaching on hold

It’s with great sadness that we have to announce that all Max Tennis School coaching activities are now on hold as the country enters ‘lockdown’ over COVID-19. None of us could have seen this coming a few weeks ago and it’s especially hard to take just as the weather has finally got nice and the evenings are getting lighter.

Obviously everyone’s health and wellbeing must come first though so we wish you all luck in adjusting to the new reality and we look forward to seeing you back on court just as soon as we’re able. Here’s to more tennis in the hopefully not too distant future! 
🎾🙏😢 

Any questions please contact Brian on 07930 454764.

Coronavirus update

Please note that in line with the latest Lawn Tennis Association and government advice for venues our clubhouse is now closed until further notice (including access to the toilets, changing rooms and water)… although you’re still able to play on the tennis courts and croquet lawns subject to strict hygiene and social distancing practice.

Please also note that the carpark and croquet lawns will be closed on Sunday 22nd March but both will reopen on Monday. The tennis courts will be open for play tomorrow for players arriving on foot or bike.

Monday 23rd March will be “transition day” when new Club arrangements will be implemented.  Croquet players will be able to access Croquet balls and a limited number of Club Mallets which will be re-housed in Hut 2.  There will necessarily be reduced levels of access to this equipment.  Croquet members are asked to look out for specific advice of future arrangements from the Croquet Committee. 

For all Tennis and Croquet players there must be strict observance OF ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ AT ALL TIMES. 

This applies to everyone – if you are a parent, it is likewise your responsibility to control children in your care.  If you are attending the Club, please bring with you your own means of sanitising surfaces of doors & equipment that may have the potential to transmit the virus.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU COMPLY!

On a more positive note, the Government and its Departments are supporting the continuation of people’s ability to remain active, so that Tennis, Croquet and Coaching activities will continue, subject to maintenance of ‘social distancing’.

For further details, please see the latest LTA information for venues.

Thank you all for your continuing support during these surreal & challenging times.

Fireworks and Bonfire Night

FIREWORK TICKET REFUNDS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLUBHOUSE ON SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9 & 10 NOV FROM 10am TO 4pm

UNFORTUNATELY THE BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON HEALTH & SAFETY GROUNDS DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

TICKETS BOUGHT IN ADVANCE ARE REFUNDABLE AT THE CLUBHOUSE ON SATURDAY /SUNDAY 9/10 NOV FROM 10 TILL 4.  

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE YOU HAVE HELPED PREPARE FOR TONIGHT’S EVENT AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE BETTER WEATHER NEXT TIME.

Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend… try tennis for FREE!

Come and join us for a fun tennis taster this coming Saturday 7th September for FREE tennis taster sessions and to chat to members and look around the club!

🎾🎾🎾 FREE TASTER SESSIONS FOR ADULTS AND JUNIORS…

OPEN TO EVERYONE…

Schedule for the day…

🎾 9.00 – 10.00 Cardio Tennis 
(20 Spaces Left)

🎾 11.00 – 12.00 Junior Coaching 
(20 spaces left)

🎾 13.30 – 15.00 Adult Coaching 
(20 spaces left)

💚💚 All welcome 💚💚

Stay fit and healthy through the winter at EDLTCC

We have 10 floodlit courts- 6 astro and 4 artificial clay . And when you have finished playing why not socialise with fellow players in the bar or café.


🎾 At our event, please look out for the membership offer that will be available on the day.

Book your FREE spaces online via the link below:

Big Tennis Weekend signup

Follow the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet Championship

Follow the WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet Championship.

#gcwc2019

Block stages run from 27th – 31st July

Knockout stages 1st – 4th Aug

To watch some of the players follow the link on the homepage of the Croquet Association website. Click on the line under Latest croquet News that reads:

Live Stream/Broadcast Schedule for GCWC.

A page will pop up Click the link on that page that reads:

youtube.com/croquetengland/live.


Alternatively you can search for Croquetengland on the Youtube website. I hope you enjoy the viewing.

Results will be on the Croquetscores website.

East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club are represented by Jonathan Powe who is playing in Block D, also Stephen Leonard one of our newer members as well as a member of Kingston Maurward will be playing in Block E.  I am sure the rest of East Dorset’s members will join me in wishing both Jonathan and Steven the best of luck

Grass Court Only Membership Now Available

Our 9 Grass Courts are now available for play to Non-Club Members.

 

There are various options from Pay and Play to a Full Season Membership.

 

Our SIX main grass courts have now been fully refurbished and laser levelled using the same procedures as the Wimbledon Tournament courts.  We have also improved our THREE subsidiary courts, which the official LTA Consultants classified as equivalent to those used for LTA County Week.  They graded the SIX refurbished courts as “exceptional and of the highest standard”.

Take this opportunity to try out tennis on real grass courts and enjoy the benefits of our Clubhouse, Café and Bar.

Contact Brian on 07930 454764 or email tennis@edltcc.com

See poster for details  Grass Court Membership v3